Monday, 9 June 2014

Browned Butter Banana Bars & Frosting

I make at least one batch of banana muffins every week, so this week I decided to try something new, inspired by a recipe I saw on a friend's Facebook post. Why not just make it with browned butter instead of plain old regular butter! Well, now I'm smitten with browned butter, so I decided to try making one of my favourite banana bread recipes as a bar and use brown butter instead. It was so delicious I had to share!

Browned Butter Banana Bars

1/2 cup Browned Butter*
1 & 1/3 cup Sugar
1 cup Sour Cream
2 Eggs
4 Bananas (ripe)
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt

Brown the butter*. Add sugar, sour cream, eggs, bananas and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour, soda and salt. Mix until just moist. Pour into a cake pan or jelly roll pan and Bake in 350F oven for 20-30 minutes (depending on the thickness). Let cool before topping with browned butter frosting.

Browned Butter Frosting

1/2 cup Browned Butter*
4 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
3-4 Tbsp Milk

Combine frosting ingredients and mix well with a beater or whisk until smooth. Adjust milk to desired consistency. Pour over cake and spread evenly. 

*to brown butter, place the butter in a saucepan and melt, then keep cooking until the butter starts to brown (it will also start to foam up). Remove from heat and use instead of melted butter for a great nutty/toffee flavour.

Now you'll be addicted to baking everything with Browned Butter too! (You're welcome!)


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